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Up to 13,000 Ukrainian soldiers killed since Russian invasion: Zelensky aide

Up to 13,000 Ukrainian soldiers killed since Russian invasion: Zelensky aide

KYIV: As many as 13,000 Ukrainian troops have been killed since Russia’s invasion in February, a senior adviser to President Volodymyr Zelensky has said.


Friday 2 December 2022, 11:04AM

Ukraine military hold Ukrainian flag over a coffin during a funeral ceremony in Bucha near Kyiv last month. Photo: AFP

Ukraine military hold Ukrainian flag over a coffin during a funeral ceremony in Bucha near Kyiv last month. Photo: AFP

“We have official estimates from the General Staff... And they range from 10,000... to 13,000 dead,” Mykhailo Podolyak told Ukraine’s Channel 24 yesterday (Dec 1).

Zelensky would make the official data public “when the right moment comes”, he added.

In June, as Russian forces battled to take full control of the easternmost Lugansk region, Zelensky said Ukraine was losing “60 to 100 soldiers per day, killed in action, and around 500 people wounded in action”.

Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu in September said 5,937 Russian troops had been killed in the nearly seven months of fighting to that point.

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Both sides are suspected of minimising their losses to avoid damaging the morale of their troops.

Top US general Mark Milley last month said more than 100,000 Russian military personnel have been killed or wounded in Ukraine, with Kyiv’s forces likely suffering similar casualties.

Those figures - which could not be independently confirmed - are the most precise to date from the US government.

Thousands of Ukrainian civilians have been killed in the worst fighting in Europe in decades.

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JohnC | 08 December 2022 - 09:17:56

Well mr Gerry thinks he knows-it-all what is your solution to stopping megalomaniac dictators from destroying not just one more country but the very planet that is our only home? To make this world a better place the liked of him, and you by the sound of it, should be removed from the gene pool.

GerryT81 | 06 December 2022 - 12:45:55

No JohnC , I don't prefer to let Putin  bomb the Ukraine , but if you really think giving some missiles into the hands of the Ukraine so they can guide them into the Kremlin would be so easy,then you better keep playing wargames on your play station.

JohnC | 06 December 2022 - 09:10:25

@gerry. So you prefer to let putin keep bombing the hell out of Ukraine until the whole country is destoyed? NIce person you are...

GerryT81 | 05 December 2022 - 15:41:07

@JohnC    I think you mix up real life with your play station !

JohnC | 05 December 2022 - 09:48:45

Disgusting Putin. Give Ukraine missiles that can reach the Kremlin and blow it off the face of the earth along with Putin and his cronies hiding inside. Best thing that could happen for Russia and the whole world.


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